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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Friends Forever


I have a somewhat CAS card today for the Crafty Ribbons challenge, which is Anything Goes with Ribbon.  Because you know what?  In my book, pretty much anything DOES go with ribbon, so this challenge is right up my alley. 

The card is a departure from my usual frilly, shabby style because I also followed this week's Splitcoast Stamper's color challenge to use Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist, and for some reason the card evolved into a rather masculine looking piece.  Which is fine because not all of my friends are the frilly types anyway.

What?  You don't see the Marina Mist?  Here it is.

And here.  I chose to only use it in the ink splatter as a whisper of an accent.  The stamps are from Inspired By Stamping, including Big Notes II and Background Basics III.

The ribbon and flower are also from the IBS store:  Satin Ribbon and Off White Roses, which I custom colored with alcohol markers.

The satin ribbon is perfect for tying a tuxedo bow, too, which also lends a rather formal effect to the card.  That and a couple of pearls finish things off.

A look at the inside using the same stamps (different sentiment from Big Notes II).

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you're having a delightful day!

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Ribbons #46 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
SCS CC427 - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist
Oozak - Anything Goes w/Earthtones
Divas By Design - Friendship
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes

MFTWSC125 - Sketch



Melody said...

Very pretty!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

What a lovely card! And I really like what you did with the flower!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty, Shea! I love the splash if Marina Mist. :) Mwah!

Donna Ellis said...

Good morning, Shea! Love your pretty card. You think it looks especially masculine? But I think it looks perfect for a feminine friend LOL The background you spritzed is perfect with the musical notes - the colors blend almost in a party-like atmosphere. The custom coloring of the rose is so pretty! At first, I thought it had gold gilding, but just a marker you say? Looks great. Satin ribbon DOES go with just about anything, doesn't it? and your bow is very pretty. The inside of your card is pretty, too. I always forget to do the insides - or maybe I am just too tired LOL Thank you for sharing your pretty musical card, Shea! hugs, de

Patricia said...

Gawrgus Card. I love the tiny splash of Marina Mist. The rose is beautiful too. Thanks for joining in at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Fab creation. Thank you for sharing with us Eclectics this week and hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine aka Ellapu

Kelly Neis said...

I love your sentiment! Very pretty card and music notes are fun to use. Thank you for joining us at Divas By Design,
Hugs Kelly

Samantha Casey said...

Very pretty! I love the sheet music! Amazing job! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


Laura said...

Lovely creation
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

I love seeing sheet music on cards and you did a fabulous job with this one. I like that you've gone with a more CAS look. Well CAS for you anyways. Just beautiful and I love the ink splatter. It makes such a difference.


Anke said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck and hope to see you again.
hugs Anke